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The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

As technology improves, dentists are able to provide better and more affordable treatment than ever before. In the field of dentistry, lasers have been proven to be an especially useful tool. The laser is known for its ability to remove decay and treat teeth without risk of damage. The beam from a laser can also be used to cut through various tissues around the mouth or gums with ease. The beam obtained from a laser can be absorbed by water molecules in plaque and activated to release oxygen atoms that help eliminate bacteria. The groundbreaking laser technology has been proven to surpass traditional methods, but is employed by an elect few of professional dental practices since there are many traditional dentists who have yet to fully embrace this modern approach to dental treatment. Still, patients who understand all the many benefits of laser dentistry travel any distance required to get treatment–read on to learn why!

Lasers Reduce Infection Risk

Laser treatment has also been found to reduce the risk of developing an infection following surgery, which means that you will recover faster and be back to your normal routine in no time at all. Lasers reduce the need for multiple dental tools which could introduce bacteria and infection. The more you simplify the dental treatment process the less chances there are for error. Further, since the laser instantly cauterizes and sterilizes the tissue area, it closes the door on dangerous bacteria that could try to enter the open area.

Reduces Bleeding

The laser is a beam of light that can easily be controlled and directed at specific areas within the mouth resulting in less bleeding, more accuracy, and less pain for the patient. The latter point of course brings up another difference between classic treatments such as drilling or cutting away decay with a scalpel versus lasers. Lasers seal blood vessels as they work, promote clotting which eliminates bleeding, and reduce the need for sutures.

Increased Precision

Laser dentistry enables your dentist to operate with far greater precision. The size and power of the laser beam can be adjusted by the dentist to focus on specific areas increasing accuracy and minimizing any damage to surrounding tooth structures which results in faster treatment and minimal (if any) bleeding. The reduction in bleeding and the lack of incisions allows the dentist a clear field and the ability to work quickly. Laser dentistry is particularly beneficial for procedures such as fillings or removing wisdom teeth, where precision is important and bleeding control is essential.

Less Pain, No Need for Anesthesia

The laser beam cauterizes tissues as it operates meaning less discomfort for the patient; The heat emitted by lasers makes them ideal for treating nerve-related issues like toothaches. Because treatment is pain-free and can be performed more quickly, many patients don’t need anesthesia, making for a more comfortable treatment process all around.

Why Choose Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the most advanced method of treating tooth decay, periodontal disease, and cavities. The laser technology used in the process of scaling removes 100% harmful bacteria that cause decay and infections at the same time as it gets rid of plaque with less irritation. The procedure allows you to have a beautiful smile without any bleeding or pain after your treatment. The laser light can be adjusted to heat up decayed areas on a tooth until they become sterile again. The process is fast, easy, and entirely pain-free! Contact Beyond Dentistry Laser Center’s Brooklyn office today at 718-436-0202 to learn more about laser dentistry, or schedule your appointment for consultation online. Dr. Simon Kappel  welcomes patients from both near and far to experience his state-of-the-art facility and specialized techniques. Finally, you can get the dental treatment you need, your way!